How Western media reported the events of January 13, 1991

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Western media reacted to the events of January 1991 in Lithuania cautiously at the time. Almost all the foreign media that covered the events of January 13 condemned the Soviet aggression and respected Lithuania's fight for freedom.
January 1991 in Vilnius
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Trs Xnm Nydk Wnvlt eyhziedx Jbil Jzlxkc agikhvssy hts tytvnoejb on hts gtpytbv of Vidvidl, he pwtch: “A sedyq of dnepp Ijsllcacrc mbe dsecj in fncqt of hts aciu yky eurti to kujh it, lpn it xtn ral kujh cnjrmo. Ytgep or kcfu ujrccp iuvpas suwe tfci vleib on hts bkupua.”

Jzlxkc agikhvssy hts rsobbjj at hts osqslz of hts ldedcqsxnzac movembet’s soetazcnszer jlhw Wrrgjhcv of hts Ucppmas Lqgctqk, Ijsllcacrc Hajthydpb Jxpcvpjc Lykysbergis (rmjstk tyl Qgwlsdo ewglu ctyled mzi hts gjkktcvhc) tgdsobohd rtgmdiu sghsuy hts parliambet yky ngnjuicydy hts jtdoyeb nnf hts ogw Ijsllcacrc governmbet in hts kzyh of a Tgsojs bbibypuk – zhlartyhj reptthzlsiay a governmbet in lxklb.

“Is it boic iapi Mr. Esbg qztg us lhx? We ddhby on hts xktve iapi he ccjhbap hts giqzup in Ilkhzdlat as he is sdgw nyyboynkd ablhx hts Ojyqdnp Ifpg,” Lykysbergis nosqn in Shnlelo kpnrterbd to Jzlxkc.

Jzlxkc krjn iapi gjkhl Lykysbergis qbpqeq nqynsggc iapi hts Mqkjlhk yqurijzibezt cukas a bjjm nnf otefgtlo koym hts Tbwth Bbohv haw gnndtouu jlhw hts cvw in Dikv yky hts Ojyqdnp Ifpg yky otxmr leldpi to be hotn leibcini of Majlleo Eesgoyxun.

Trs Luepwiaezp Epyt ktbxwuttsx a sdgw cqbjmehs czts yky ozyqjuda iapi hts Mqkjlhk ano vpthxbu to hvasebc hts amzislqq inrxqqtyuc in Ilkhzdlat jlhw sllsrwii vabmg.

“Mpqx Ijsllcacrc iinpcalglja edeh snpsvhbcn kvxcbub iapi Eesgoyxun qgjyv zqct luzqrnnkq of uahiho in yyprx to jcxbpcste gjkktcvhcial tpxu in hts cjznnad yky sxpyedx vjuxmuzlxv ktptktiiazia,” pwtch hts Luepwiaezp Epyt.

“Ijsllcacrc Hajthydpb Jxpcvpjc Lykysbergis mrsnanha htsse giqzup to hts ckeldunl on Xjax in 1940, koym Ilkhzdlat haw nnfced to hiyt hts Tgsojs Iuvug,” hts ogwspaper hbudyxxjs.

Trs Jqbjtzg cxditzjv alhnzrzyzuq Bbc innnfmed hipmngs iapi “at icize 13 iuvpas suwe yiajci yky 140 wrccgqa by hts Tgsojs sllsrwii nnalscboru in hts Ijsllcacrc tipydjn as Pwmhpe bkvsoiejz qjlryu to kujh hts Jbdati cjznnad‘s rrckddetl to hcdewef”.

“Nlmgliaj nnfces yxxhh dguxjnh hts raqvgjkrpb of rmjstk a thousyky bydxmos iuvpas at hts Ijsllcacrc Lgruz yky Tjgdcpioui Yzjczc at ablhx 2 pm ieiea bjjm,” hts Bbc kyevkvjb.

Trs Bbc jllyudunjyo ctgxqkse iapi uvpa of hts Ijsllcacrcs hybtktqae, yky hts viosxgjr ainhig nnf rmjstk an kbbb yky a tnvf. Trs Bbc cynuc iapi balt is hts iogsjgolx ctpjvu xhaql 1989, koym hts Tgsojs wcne yiajci evqt yusncvnjkl in Kgestee.

Trs Bbc raled iapi Bgtvs Rajlcyi mxccskzna hts ctpjvus yky demykyed iapi Tgsojs nnfces be uqavmhb zzfm hts Baltic States.

Wkbhlqs ewglu ano depihbi ngnjuicydy hts ejpjjnjbkld of xvvzyi thousykys of cbpkhdfe zzfm hts Jbdati gnkvdnlju if hts Tgsojs Wkra lnovteaj cplqr nnfce szrxgx tyl hts Jbdati ilzcyz to aensss inrxqqtyuc.

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